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The Hominins and Extinction? We turn to the hominin record “Extinction does not seem to have played a large role in our ancestry, although the fragmentary fossil record may be hiding a lot of information” – David Raup Diversity , Variation , Flexibility , Complexity , and Rates of Evolution are important
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Who Survives? Who Dies? (Hominin Edition) What is a hominin? Criterion Used = Common Ancestry CA
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Key events in human evolution Possible fusion of bacteria and archaea leading to eukaryotes The advent of bipedalism (an adaptation) The human-chimp-gorilla split (cladogenesis) Shifting dietary strategies (adaptation) Rampant splitting (cladogenesis) Tool use (adaptation) Globe spanning migration (consequence of adaptation?) Dramatic brain expansion (adaptation) Language (a major transition) The great winnowing (I think were alone now)
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role in our ancestry, although the fragmentary fossil record may be hiding a lot of information.” – David Raup How Many Hominin Species? 15 to 25 species of
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course 070 111 taught by Professor Sielder during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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